Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Coming out of the fog

This flu has had me down for a week, I think I am beginning to feel better, then WAMB I am back to square one. Chills, headache, and a deep cough. But today i fell like I am coming out of the fog.

I had a spurt of energy yesterday so I headed for my sewing room, I added a border to my homespun quilt, and cut out the blocks for the remaining border,by the time I had completed that I felt like I had done a full days worth of chores. I am anxious to finish the piecing on this quilt so I can start the hand quilting. I am going to quilt this one with Perle cotton using the big stitch method.

I did dig out some redwork that I started a few years back, a lot less effort to sit and stitch, I finished the last of the blocks last night. There are total of 12 flower blocks, this was a prestamped panel I believe it was a Alex Anderson design.
I had forgotten how much I enjoyed embroidery work, I guess it is a kin to hand quilting. I rarely sit down with out having some kind of hand work to do,so I was sorry to finish the blocks, Now wishing I had more to work on.

Happy Quilting!


  1. I love your redwork. I too, have been spending some time with embroidery. I haven't done any literally in over 30 years. I'm having so much fun. It's really relaxing. Capricorn Quilts has a free BOM for embroidery and Lynette Anderson has just started a Noah's ark BOm embroidery--- Email me and I'll set you up with the links. Easy pieces... you could finish in an hour and a half....

  2. Oh I hope you feel much better soon...
    love this new homespun quilt, utility stitching it with pearle cotton will be wonderful.

  3. Thanks for your kind words. My flu seems to be lingering too. Hope you are feeling better. Like you I'm only managing hand work at the moment - can't do anything I have to think about! Love your redwork. I'm doing Beas BOM and tempted to start Lynette Andersons.

  4. That dreaded flu..glad to hear you are a bit better, like your Homespun quilt and your redworks is so nice...take care

  5. I hope that this nasty bug goes away and leaves you alone! I love your homespun quilt, it is going to look really good with perle cotton quilting.

  6. Glad you are feeling better. I love the homespun quilt. I am starting redwork blocks for a baby quilt.